This sermon, delivered on 06 July 2008, at WellSpring Church in Senoia, Georgia, is the first in a series by Lead Pastor Scott McInnis on Impressions.
Our impressions of Christ are often limited and involve visual representations such as Christ as a baby, on the Cross, and in Heaven. But our lives can be impacted in a huge way if our impressions of Christ are more complete.
In today’s sermon, we learn that Christ lived among us as a human. If we understand the impression of Christ in the human form, we can understand that Christ understands us. He lived among us, day-to-day. He had a job as a carpenter. He had relationships with a mother, father, brothers, sisters, friends, and, most definitely, enemies. He has faced the same temptations we face day in and day out. He experienced joy and sorrow, happiness and anger, and even despair. He’s been here. He knows.
When things are going good, remember from where those blessings came. But when faced with challenges, problems, and threats … when you feel like throwing up your hands and saying, ”No one understands my situation,” remember that our Savior has been there and add two words … “No one understands my situation … like Jesus.”
When you feel like there is no one that can grasp what you are going through; when you feel like throwing up your hands and giving up; when you have that gut reaction of, "No one understands my situation" remember that our Savior has been there and then add two words to your statement: "Like Jesus."